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Are we really communicating?
SO MANY WAYS OF COMMUNICATING, AND INSTANTLY, THESE DAYS…
BUT ARE WE REALLY COMMUNICATING?
The world gets smaller every day. Strangers become friends and friends become even closer. Sending and receiving emoticons through text or a chat on a mobile device is as close as the real thing — and not to mention at lightning speed!
Yes, but we’re losing the art of human, person-to-person interaction.
It sometimes bothers me that friends can go out together yet all be preoccupied on their smart phones…. real communication has definitely gone down a bit.
Talking over the phone or in person feels like communication. Correspondence over digital means doesn’t feel like communication; it feels like a waste of time.
Instant texting makes it easy to connect with everyone around the world.
Yes. But nothing beats a face-to-face chat, especially when you are talking to your kids.
I question…communication which can bring together people from opposite sides of the globe but end up distancing people sitting beside each other.
Yes…but there is an over-reliance on gadgets and Internet media that hampers natural and basic human-to-human communication that is disconnecting…society.
What difference does it make if I text my wife or son or catch up with a friend via Facebook? Technology provides more ways of staying connected — easier and painless too!
I’ll be five minutes late’ is also communicating. Instant communication may not be conducive for deep exchanges, but it facilitates the more mundane interaction, which is pretty important too.